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If you are following this blog you will remember my last post about production dramaturgy. Many people think that the work of a dramaturg ends once the show is up and running, but there is still work to be done. Some of the most fulfilling moments in my career have bee...

The newest post in a series by Resident Dramaturg, Lynde Rosario.

If you are following this blog series you will remember my last post about research and development. It ended with a series of meetings to unpack what the ensemble learned from workshopping the piece in...

July 6, 2018

A phone cord can become helicopter blades, a flashlight can become a small animal, stools can become an army tank.

- Lab participant Kristin Heckler

Impossible things are happening every day!

- Lyrics from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

This past June, we began hosting...

Since first starting to make devised and collaboratively created theatre in 2008, design elements have always been in the room, whether they are fabrics to play with (my personal fave) or evocative pieces of music and early sound design. Often, we have begun a devising...

Mariah Freda as Artemisia in Artemisia's Intent
(Under St. Mark's - FRIGID Festival 2018)

Photo credit: Hunter Canning

The Anthropologists creates dynamic investigative theatre based on source material and research. We begin each process by examining cultural artifacts...

Most often, the first phase of an Anthropologist show is the Investigative Phase. This is where we gather to test out source material, tug on thematic threads, experiment with design ideas and probe storytelling concepts. It's sometimes scientific though usually a bit...

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